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by baddean
Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Exhaust thread repair (pics)
Replies: 0
Views: 1548

Exhaust thread repair (pics)

This is a shameless plug for Competition Cycles in Butler Wi. I sent them the head from the rear cylinder on my 750 GT for the exhaust thread repair and received it back in four days. Charlie repaired it the same day he received it. Great work! I'm told by them that they are working on getting a web...
by baddean
Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: No Ducati Content - Off Topic Chat
Topic: ok it is 2008 now ....
Replies: 5
Views: 9997

Hey Steve,
Good on ya.
I've always believed that "what goes around comes around"
Any good deed done without truly expecting reward comes back amplified.
I am going to strive for "whirled peas".
Dean
by baddean
Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: FAQ - Exhaust Nut Thread Repair
Replies: 9
Views: 29343

Hi Steve and Bevel crew, I offer this update to the contact information for Competition Cycles in Wisconsin. They moved from their former location about two years ago. They are indeed alive and well and still repairing exhaust threads and making other aluminum repairs (fins, tabs, etc.) I spoke with...
by baddean
Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: demensions
Replies: 3
Views: 2449

If you are using Ceriani forks from a Ducati they should fit in either the Marzocchi yokes or the Ceriani yokes being 35mm. Nowhere in any of the parts manuals or shop manuals does it differentiate between the two fork assemblies for wheel spacing. I take this to mean that the wheel spacing for both...
by baddean
Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: Carburettor & Fuel System Shop
Topic: How Tight is Tight Enough?
Replies: 3
Views: 5479

Hey Peaky, Do you mean that the backfiring wasn't there before the exhaust fix or the carb fix? Are you sure that you are not leaking at the exhaust?. As for the tightness of the manifold insulator gasket you should snug the nuts down until the manifold is mounted just so that you can no longer wigg...
by baddean
Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: abrasive blasting battery acid on engine case
Replies: 2
Views: 2535

Hey Isaak, The carbide may be too agressive and the walnut shell may not be agressive enough. See if you can find used silica bead sand for the cases. New silica bead is ok but you would have to be little more careful. I had a friend that worked at an air damper manufacturer that blasted the louvers...
by baddean
Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: best tyres?
Replies: 9
Views: 7005

Hey dodo,
Tires, like oil, can draw many opinions.
The Avon Road Rider (AM 26) would be an excellent choice for our older Ducatis.
There is a good range of sizes available too.
http://www.avon-tyres.co.uk/motorcycle/
Look under "General purpose"
Dean
by baddean
Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: Chassis & Suspension Shop
Topic: demensions
Replies: 3
Views: 2449

On a 750 Gt, closer to 158mm fork to fork inside.
Dean
by baddean
Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: UPDATE Alternator wire insulation deterioration
Replies: 3
Views: 2714

Well, the alternator wires are replaced along with the new rotor from Road and Race. With the original charging setup I had 12.8 volts max at 4000rpm and 12.2 with the lights on at the battery. With the lights on it would go below 12 volts at idle. Now with the new rotor only (still using original s...
by baddean
Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:49 am
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: UPDATE Alternator wire insulation deterioration
Replies: 3
Views: 2714

Hi Steve, I hope you won't rush back from Maui just to get the wires up on your site. Thanks for the reply. I've since stubbed the new wires onto what was left sticking out of the case not being sure I could apply heat directly the the stator terminals. I may redo the job when I can get your teflon ...
by baddean
Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: Electrical & Gauges Shop
Topic: UPDATE Alternator wire insulation deterioration
Replies: 3
Views: 2714

UPDATE Alternator wire insulation deterioration

I searched this forum and didn't find anything on this. While replacing the stock alt. rotor with the one from Road and Race I set the cover aside and in the process discovered that the wire insulation right at the cover has gotten brittle and the wires are now (because I moved them around) bare and...
by baddean
Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:41 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Oil quiz, NOT the "dreaded oil question"
Replies: 5
Views: 2887

Hey Den, Thanks for the heads up. With the amount of this debris in the pan I'm thinking it has to be something that's rotating while the engine is running. Rocker shaft bushes come to mind first because they are poorly oiled to begin with. First gear bush, maybe. Rod small ends, also maybe. Can the...
by baddean
Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Oil quiz, NOT the "dreaded oil question"
Replies: 5
Views: 2887

Hi Den,
Thanks for the reply. Yes, prior to working on the rotor I drained the oil and found these. The filter drain plug was easily removed by hand once it was initially loosened and easily reinserted.
Dean
by baddean
Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:10 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Oil quiz, NOT the "dreaded oil question"
Replies: 5
Views: 2887

Oil quiz, NOT the "dreaded oil question"

Installed an upgraded alternator rotor on my '73 750GT tonight and after draining the oil I found flecks of gold colored, non magnetic, particles in the drain pan. My question to the masses that are in the know is, what is the most likely source of the flecks? I'm assuming that they are from a bronz...
by baddean
Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: Removing tank badges and gas cap
Replies: 6
Views: 4033

Steve,
Thanks, that's good to know.
Dean

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